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FRI-YAY – FRI-YAY ~ thanking God we made it through another work week without any hurt, harm or danger!  Heading out shortly to start the weekend, a relaxing one with no major projects other than organizing the shoes scattered throughout my closet – yay!  Casual Friday I decided to wear my DIY maxi shirt (here) with a plain red top, and a pair of flat sandals from DSW.

Maxi dress/skirt and top – Walmart// Sandals – DSW (last year)// Necklace – Jewelrymax.net// Bangels and Ring – Jewelry box

Have a fantabulous weekend!

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I hope everyone had a great holiday filled with fun, family and lots of food. Our holiday included a little shopping and a lot of grilling including today. Unfortunately, it rained most of the day and there were even reports of tornado-like winds downstate. Because of the weather we spent the day inside and I did a few chores and DIY projects.

Although unofficially this is considered the last day of summer, I am not ready to put away the summer clothing, including the white! We still have Indian Summer in October and during that time some of the days can be balmy.

One of my DIY projects was up-cycling a Maxi dress, cutting off the bodice above the elastic waist to make it a skirt. Now the maxi skirt will be worn with a light-weight pullover during Indian Summer or with boots and long, bulky sweater in the fall.

The black, faux suede loafers were purchased from Walmart for $14.97. I haven’t decided which embellishment to use, but at that price I may get a few more pairs to create different styles.

I hope you have a stress free and productive work week, try not to squeeze 5 days into 4 because it never works!!!

Today is my “YAY-DAY” because tomorrow I’m off for a stay-ca-day to start the long Labor Day holiday weekend.  Today’s outfit is layered like the leaves on the lawn …. don’t go summer…please stay a wee bit longer (wiping away tears).  Not ready to put away the summer wear so I covered this spaghetti strap maxi with a front zip vest thrifted from Goodwill,  accented with a red belt from Ross.  Popping more of the red with earrings inherited from my lil sis who passed away in 1992, a bracelet from MizOutlet.com and covered one stone in my ring with red nail polish.  The polish is easily removed for a change of color to accent another outfit.  I thought about wearing red shoes but decided on these black and white stripped wedges from Marshalls.

Avon super Shock liquid lip shine in  Red

Sunny Sunday heading to the Shore…sike…heading to the grocery shore. I am no longer a shore or beach person as we call it here in Delaware. Driving for hours to lay on hot sand surrounded by a lot of people is no longer my cup of tea. Now if that beach is covered in white sand and deep blue water in the Carribbean I might change my mind…naw!

During my high school and college years I spent practically every weekend down at Rehoboth Beach, DE. My cousin Belinda and I would lay out from sun up to sun down covered in baby oil. My beloved Belinda is resting in heaven after being taken by Melenoma cancer at the age of 29, in 1993. To this day, just the thought of laying out in the sun with no protection all day on the beach is cause for major anxiety. I like to hang by the pool but now I am covered in a high SPF spray or lotion.

Maxi Dress – Rainbow Shops// Sandals – nyandcompany// Watches- Avon // Ring – Flea Market vendor// Bracelet – Rainbow Shops// Earrings – jewelry box// Purse – Closet staple

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Now is the perfect time to take advantage of the end of the season sales and clearance racks.  Sleeveless dresses can easily transition into the fall by simply adding a jacket or blazer.  Throw on an over sized knit sweater, change from open toe sandals to tights and boots and  the dress can be worn well into the winter months.  Here are a few dresses that I found at Ross for $12.99, and Burlington Coat Factory for $16.99, some of which will definitely be worn during the cooler months.

 

Ross Dress For Less

‘Burlington Coat Factory

Skirt – $14.99 regular price

Loved but didn’t purchase this tie dye print skirt

 

 


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